Published On: Mon, Dec 17th, 2012

Cambiasso: Inter for life

Veteran Inter midfielder Esteban Cambiasso has unconditional love for his club, and hopes to remain there until the end of his career.

The 32-year-old has been with the Nerazzurri since 2004, and according to what he told to, it seems he wouldn’t have it any other way.

“Where do I hope to end my career? At Inter,” said the Argentine.

“I don’t think a place in the 2014 World Cup is impossible if I play for a great club like Inter. If I am not playing for the Seleccion, then I am their biggest fan.”

Cambiasso also expressed his admiration towards 39-year-old teammate, and Inter legend, Javier Zanetti; while also taking time to explain his serious approach towards his profession, and why he scores so many goals, despite his position as a defensive midfielder.

“Zanetti is supernatural,” he said. “The most amazing thing is not how much he runs in training and in the games – which is a lot – but how quickly he recovers. Specialists assure there’s nobody like him in that sense.

“In two or three years, Zanetti will be considered the most representative player in the history of Inter.

“I also live for football, so I make sure anything I do off the field, whether it’s walking or travelling, doesn’t damage my profession. I know that the career of a football player is short.

“It is absolutely crucial to eat well and sleep regular hours, almost more important than training. Alcohol is prohibited, as are most drinks that aren’t water.

“I follow a move until the bitter end and that is why I scored so many goals on follow-ups. I never give a move up for dead. I also have to focus on the balance of the team, so I almost always score when we are either losing or drawing.”

He may not realize it, but Cambiasso himself is one of Inter’s most revered players, and will surely achieve legend status by the time of his retirement, if he hasn’t already done so in many supporters’ eyes.
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